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This Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) one-year certificate program
prepares students with modern skills in drafting. There is a strong
emphasis on computer applications in each drafting concentration. A
unique feature of this certificate is that it pairs drafting with a
technology such as Architectural, Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, or
Industrial (Manufacturing, Mechanical). This provides a more
meaningful education for the students. Students may complete this
certificate and go to work as draftspersons or they may enter into
an associate degree program of their choice with no less credit.
Students may complete this certificate by completing the course that are listed below.
COMPUTER AIDED DRAFTING CERTIFICATE CURRICULUM
|Course ID||Title of Course||Credits|
|CAD* K106||Computer-Aided Drafting||1|
|CAD* K107||Computer-Aided Drafting Lab||2|
|CSA* K105||Introduction to Software Applications or higher||3|
|CAD* K202/K203°||CAD: Advanced Topics and Lab||3|
|CAD* K214/K215°||CAD Construction and Lab|
|CAD* K250/K251°||CAD 3D Parametric Modeling and Lab|
|ENG* K202°||Technical Writing||3|
|MAT* K137°||Intermediate Algebra or higher||3|
° Course has a prerequisite. Students should
check course description.
# Tech elective requires approval of the Program Advisor. Recommended choices include CAD* K130/131, MEC* K150/151 or ARC* K135/135L.
Computer-Aided Drafting, Certificate
Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:
become proficient in the use of Computer-Aided Drafting Software.
demonstrate knowledge of drafting standards set forth by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).
demonstrate knowledge of drafting standards set forth by the International Standards Organization (ISO).
provide a general understanding of standard drafting principles such as alphabet of lines, precedence of lines, dimensioning standards and projection techniques.
readily adapt the necessary skills required for an entry-level position in the discipline of drafting.
provide an education that integrates a core curriculum with drafting theory, computer theory, technical background, and practice elements, for students who will seek advanced degrees.
expand life long learning opportunities in the drafting area for those with previous experience in other fields.
demonstrate and apply skills necessary for visual thinking and graphic problem solving.
work cooperatively and productively in groups to solve problems.
foster a learning environment that emulates industrial standards.
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